The three day conference (20-23 Sept)was hosted by the Government of The Gambia in cooperation with the AUC, NEPAD Agency and the Partnership for African Fisheries. This conference follows the 2005 Fish For All Summit held in Abuja, Nigeria.
Fisheries experts, ministers, and stakeholders currently attending the First Conference of African Ministers on Fisheries and Aquaculture (CAMFA) have been urged to work towards peace through innovative and inclusive partnerships at all levels. This call was contained in a statement by the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Mr. Jean Ping, in his message for the commemoration of the International Peace Day.
The first CAMFA opened today in the Gambian capital, Banjul, with a call to put in place robust strategies and policies to check the wanton pilferage of the continent’s aquatic resources through illegal and unreported activities in Africa’s waters.